On Sunday, I went to Shannon’s house and weighed myself for the first time in who knows how long and took my measurements. I was very disappointed in myself when I saw the scale. I knew I had gained back all of the weight I had previously lost, but I had no idea that I had gained another five pounds on top of that. I am officially at my heaviest. I am disgusted with myself. I weighed in at 218.2. WTF have I done to myself?! The wake up call was received! Starting on Monday, I had a FiberPlus bar and a Yoo-hoo for breakfast. I know, you’re thinking, "A Yoo-hoo? I thought this bitch wanted to lose weight?!" Well, this bitch does want to lose weight. My total calorie count for breakfast is only 230. Yep, a fiber bar and a 6.75 oz. box of Yoo-hoo is only 230 calories AND it holds me over until lunch without me feeling the "starving" feeling coming on. Score! Occasionally, I will snack on a Welch’s Fruit Snack pack around 11:00 if I ate breakfast earlier than usual. But, that snack is only 80 calories. Nice. For lunch, I bring either a ham sandwich or a PB&J and drink a 20 oz. Gatorade. This usually runs me about 483 calories. Sometimes at 3:00, I snack on a Kraft bread sticks & cheese pack, 110 calories. By the time dinner rolls around, I still have roughly 597 calories to stay within a 1500 calories per day diet. I’m usually never hungry in the evenings or at night, so that works for me. I make a salad size plate of dinner for me and pick at it. The only snacks I buy and keep at home are snacks for the kids and Tony. Luckily, I don’t like any of the snacks they ever pick. If I find myself wanting something after dinner, I stand in front of the pantry, then the freezer, then the refrigerator. Nothing ever appeals to me. Once I realize it’s my third time checking for a snack to magically pop out, I remind myself there’s a reason I can’t find anything good - I don’t friggin’ need it!. I have also been walking this week. Tuesday, I walked 1.87 miles during lunch. Yesterday was only .92 miles because there was NO breeze and I was starting to sweat really bad. I still had another three hours of work and didn’t want to stink the place out. Now, I have baby wipes, extra deodorant, and body/office spray. The weather doesn’t look so hot today. I may be stuck walking the parking garage (provided the rain isn’t blasting through the whole garage). Exercising at lunch is the key for me. I have trouble sleeping, so I fall asleep late and wake up a few times during the night. Waking up before 6:15 almost never happens. Since I have to be at work for 8:00, morning workouts are out of the question. I get home from work around 4:30, but I have to cook dinner early (Tony gets up for 3:30 in the morning, so we eat early so he can go to bed early), do homework, do laundry, and whatever else the evening brings. Occasionally I have time for a bike ride, but not often. So, lunch is my prime time. I bring my lunch and rarely go out of the office for anything during the day. It’s a nice break and change of scenery. I wonder if the Endomondo app will be able to track my walk in the parking garage today? Hmm...I guess we’ll see. I’ll fill you in next Thursday.